MEA November 2017

MEAMARKETS / November 2017 15 Red Hat Ceph Storage 3 Broadens Reach for Enterprise Workloads g Gartner’s October 2017 Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage for the second year in a row. Red Hat is positioned the furthest right for completeness of vision and the highest in ability to execute within the Visionaries quadrant. Red Hat Ceph Storage 3 is based on the community version of the open source Ceph Luminous project, to which Red Hat is a leading code contributor. Availability Red Hat Ceph Storage 3 is expected to be generally available in November 2017. Supporting Quotes “Red Hat Ceph Storage 3 represents a key milestone for OpenStack, VMware, and Windows communities in need of a unified storage solution. With this release, Red Hat lays the groundwork for all software- based storage services to be delivered as containers in the future while helping customers increase agility and shrink deployment costs.” - Ranga Rangachari, vice president and general manager, Storage, Red Hat “Red Hat Ceph Storage 3 is probably the most advanced software-defined storage solution combining extreme scalability, inherent disaster resilience, and significant price-capacity value. By combining Red Hat Ceph Storage with Fujitsu server technology and networking components to a complete solution stack including end- to-end maintenance services, we are helping customers fully benefit from open source SDS without the implementation and life-cycle risks of a ‘build-your- own-storage’ approach.” - Olivier Delachapelle, head of Data Center Category Management EMEIA, Fujitsu “Spending on software-defined storage solutions continues to outpace spending on traditional storage architectures. Software- defined storage offers the capabilities needed in digital transformation namely IT agility with greater levels of automation and lower capital costs. Red Hat Ceph Storage provides a highly scalable, unified and software- defined platform supporting performance at scale for current workloads while providing the ability to deploy storage in containers and easily manage storage in OpenStack cloud infrastructure deployments.” - Laura DuBois, group vice president, IDC Eric Endebrock, vice president, Marketing, Storage Business Unit, Micron Technology, Inc. “As cloud computing evolves to all-flash infrastructures, Red Hat Ceph Storage 3 supports that trend in many ways, such as enabling native writes to the block storage device to provide a strong performance boost. Micron Accelerated Ceph Storage clusters were built on Red Hat Ceph Storage with Red Hat’s collaboration. Based on scalable all-NVMe™ reference architectures, they are a prime example of the performance achievements gained from tuning IT for such IO-intensive workloads.” - Eric Endebrock, vice president, Marketing, Storage Business Unit, Micron Technology, Inc. “Providing enough scalable object-based storage to meet the capacity needs of our online architecture has been critical for our researchers and our Node of the National eResearch Collaboration Tools and Resources (Nectar) research cloud. Monash has worked extensively and successfully with Red Hat Ceph Storage for nearly two years to support a variety of use cases including the Nectar project. We are excited about achieving even greater economies with containerized storage daemons in Red Hat Ceph Storage 3, and new support for iSCSI and CephFS gives us the opportunity to service native Windows research workstations around the campus and offer programmatic access to project-specific file systems in our OpenStack clouds.” - Blair Bethwaite, senior HPC consultant, Monash eResearch Center “Rackspace has continued to work with Red Hat to refine and innovate our award-winning Rackspace OpenStack Private Cloud powered by Red Hat offering since launching it in February 2016. Red Hat Ceph Storage is an integral part of our private cloud offering. We are excited by the continued innovation in the Ceph project, and the lengths that Red Hat goes to support successful consumption in an enterprise setting.” - Bryan Thompson, general manager of OpenStack Private Cloud, Rackspace